Farley Wood

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Farley Wood
Farley Wood is located in Berkshire
Farley Wood
Farley Wood
Location within Berkshire
OS grid referenceSU849695
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBRACKNELL
Postcode districtRG42
Dialling code01344
PoliceThames Valley
FireRoyal Berkshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Berkshire
51°25′08″N 0°46′46″W / 51.418769°N 0.779521°W / 51.418769; -0.779521Coordinates: 51°25′08″N 0°46′46″W / 51.418769°N 0.779521°W / 51.418769; -0.779521

Farley Wood is a suburb in the civil parish of Binfield, approximately 1.2 miles (1.9 km) west of Bracknell, in the English county of Berkshire. Farley Wood is dominated by Farley Copse (sometimes known as Farley Moor Copse), a large woodland and local nature reserve on the slopes falling away from Farley Hall and Farley Moor, two large Victorian houses.[1][2]

Following the building in the 1980s of a small housing estate either side of the Turnpike Road, the remaining copse was adopted by Bracknell Forest Borough Council providing a large woodland space full of oak, beech and ash trees; it is also home to a large Wellingtonia pine as well as various Roe Deer.[3] Farley Wood Community Centre is nearby [1].

To the south of the wood is Farley Moor Lake in the vicinity of which are many of Bracknell's big employers, such as Cable & Wireless, 3M, Fujitsu, HP and Dell in the nearby Amen Corner Business Park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of the Hamlets of Binfield, Berkshire". David Nash Ford. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Magic Map Application". Magic.defra.gov.uk. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Farley Copse, Leisure and Culture, Bracknell Forest Council". Bracknell Forest Council. Retrieved 28 September 2017.